Well its time for another update on the goings on about moving to Colorado. Tomorrow is my birthday and my daughter and son-in-law in their true form for this winter have gifted me with yet another keep warm in Colorado clothing article. A nice “Got Oxygen? Silverton – Colorado, Elevation 9,318 feet“ T-shirt, black and girly. It is a nice shirt that I can use for working in. They also gifted me a big comfy hooded sweatshirt with an accompanying note saying…
“Malcolm and I thought we would get you a little more prepared for the move!”
Hmmm (?)… Christmas brought me a pair of heavily insulated hiking boots perfect for getting around in the snow and ice. The kids have definitely made their point! Looks like I will be bundling up very cozy fairly soon which is an extreme topsy turvy flip flop from how I have been living for the past 22 years. Spaghetti strap tops and bare feet are going to be few and far between I’m guessing. A thing of the past. To be honest I am looking forward to the change.
There is a really cool website, dickgilbert.com, that lists a ton of web-cams showing daily Colorado focal point weather. I visit the towns of Montrose, Silverton, Durango, Ridgeway, Grand Junction, Pagosa Springs, regularly. I am sorry that they dont have web-cams in Mancos or Cortez, but at least I can compare the days weather patterns in other locations with weather reports in the Mancos/Cortez area to get an idea of whats happening. I’m still convinced that the very southwest corner of Colorado is best suited for me. Or me for it. I don’t see myself as being a true Coloradan, I’m more of a Four Corners girl I think. Heather called and left me message the other day to check out Forest Lakes which sits between Pagosa Springs and Durango, so I did. This is what I found…
Yikes!!! No way!! I’m outta here!!! Now I don’t mind a wee bit of shoveling and having to bundle up. But let’s keep this whole thing within reason. Mancos weather forecast today showed scattered snow, and a high of 47 degrees with Tuesday a blistering 67 degrees. Cortez has the same scattered snow today but looks to be 10 degrees higher and I have to say Cortez is looking better all the time! 72 degrees seems to me to be proper April weather with a few spring showers, a light snow flurry here or there and flowers lifting their delicate little faces up toward the SUN. Yes I know I am still battling with moving to a cold snow besieged land. I WILL conquer it as I have visions of Paisano and I racing along him pulling me on a sled.
Looks like a blast! And I’d bet he’d have a ball doing it too. We’ll get enough snow I am sure for that, or I can load him and the sled up and haul 30 minutes East and find more snow than either of us will know what to do with.
By the time we get to Colorado the snow will be gone and the days for the most part will be sunny and warm. So after settling in and getting the first few days of working in, the plan is to hit the lakes and streams for some decent fishing. Finally, ”cold water” fish!!! The ranch where Pai and Pro will be staying temporarily is a dude ranch outfit and I bet I can get someone to go out with me to show me some good trails to investigate. So settle in, get some money coming in, do some fishing and some trail riding is what is store for me in about three months. That and mentally and physically prepare for winter.
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